Symptoms of caffeine withdrawal

Symptoms of caffeine withdrawal

People who stop consuming caffeine often complain of withdrawal. Symptoms include:

general fatigue
crankiness or irritability
muscle pain
nausea or an upset stomach
a lack of focus
headaches or migraines
These symptoms may resolve when a person consumes caffeine again. If a person is determined to stop, withdrawal symptoms often pass within a few days.

When a person who regularly consumed high amounts of caffeine stops suddenly, they may experience more severe withdrawal symptoms.

Rather than quitting abruptly, it may be better to gradually reduce caffeine intake until it can be eliminated without symptoms.